Native American Heritage Month
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we encourage our community to LEARN about the contributions, achievements, and struggles of Native Americans through their own words.
Visit nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov for resources featuring the work and viewpoints of Native American individuals and communities.
We encourage you to take the opportunity to REFLECT during Native American Heritage Month. What do you think of when you hear “Native American?” Many traditional stereotypes and biases are unknowingly hurtful, disrespectful, and inaccurate. Take the first step by recognizing and reflecting – then visit siouxymca.org/resources for videos and resources by Native American individuals and communities on this topic.
CONNECT with Native American individuals and communities. Discover Native and Indigenous communities living in your local area and explore ways you can connect, learn, and support. Visit native-land.ca for more info.
ACTIVATE your commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting Native American authors, artists, and business owners during Native American Heritage Month. Pick up a new book from a Native American author or take the entire family to a Native American-owned shop, restaurant, or art gallery – ask questions and get your children involved.
Powhatan Indian Village at Jamestown Settlement
Wolf Creek Cherokee Museum & Tribal Center
The American Indian Experience at Colonial Williamsburg
Smith's Fort Plantation
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
National Museum of the American Indian
This November, we want to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of Native American individuals who have served bravely in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War despite injustices faced throughout history.